Why Cruise Lines Need to Shift How They Deal With Daily Gratuities

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As long as moms have existed, they’ve asked, “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?” Apparently, where cruise lines and the raising of gratuities are concerned, the answer is, “Hold my beer, ’cause I’m jumping.” The problem is that more and more, the passengers who are expected to simply […]

9 Things to Know About Carnival Celebration Before Boarding

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Could you walk onto Carnival’s newest ship knowing absolutely nothing and have an amazing time? Of course. But since we’ve checked everything out and prepared this list of Carnival Celebration tips designed to help you get the most out of your time on board, why not check it out? While you’re here, make sure to […]

Fed-Up Guests to Cruise Lines: ‘Enough is Enough!’

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Things have definitely changed since the cruise lines returned to service following the shutdown. For the most part, guests — especially those who’ve been the biggest supporters of the oft-maligned industry — have adjusted to the changes. But as several lines increase the daily gratuity charge while cutting back on services, more and more cruisers […]

Carnival Cruise Line’s New Ship Gets a Celebration Worthy of Her Name [Photos]

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Not even Mother Nature was going to rain on Carnival Cruise Line’s parade as the company’s luminaries gathered Sunday evening to officially name the latest member of the fleet, Carnival Celebration. Carnival Celebration, Then and Now “A lot of us were actually on the original Celebration,” said brand ambassador John Heald, who played host for […]

Best and Worst of Norwegian Prima: Is This New Ship Right For You?

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Having spent a little bit of time exploring Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, we’ve come back with a lot of thoughts. Here, we’re going to tell you what we loved, what we liked, and what we weren’t thrilled with. Ready for a Norwegian Prima review, featuring the best and worst of the ship? Then read […]

Norwegian Prima Trip Report, Day 4: New Menus and Old Favorites

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There’s something frantic about the final day of any cruise. It doesn’t matter if you were on a four-night sailing like the one we’re covering in this Norwegian Prima trip report, or a two-week journey. I suspect that even were I to do one of those around-the-world cruises that last 140 days, I’d wake up […]